Fanny works as a Research Assistant in the Section for Impact Assessment and Adaptation Analysis. She joined UNEP DTU in October 2019 from the United Nations International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) where she worked as a climate services & environmental consultant for 4 years. She brings work experience in providing technical guidance on climatic and environmental issues and engaging in project implementation support for projects in East and Southern Africa (Eswatini, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Seychelles, Tanzania, Zimbabwe). As IFAD’s focal point for the Multidimensional Poverty Assessment Tool (MPAT), she has experience in conducting independent research and analysis, stakeholder-interviews, community-based surveys, and Participatory Rural Appraisal Tools.
Prior to IFAD, Fanny completed an internship in the Permanent Representation of Belgium to the UN in Rome, where she worked on resource mobilisation, donor reporting, and policy briefs involving the Rome based agencies (FAO, IFAD, WFP) and liaised with the Belgian Cooperation office in Brussels.
Fanny holds a BA and MA from Aix-Marseille Université, an MSc from The University of Edinburgh, and is currently a PhD candidate in the School of Agriculture, Policy and Development at The University of Reading, researching the value of climate information in increasing the resilience of smallholder farmers to climate change in Lesotho. Her research covers household dynamics, incentives, and the decision-making involved in the adoption of climate adaptive practices, and exploring how households can be supported in switching from coping to adaptive strategies in fragile environments.